Resilience is the toughness and power that is contained in a person who is characterized by the ability to try and rise from stressful conditions. Parents who have children with special needs or disabilities are considered to have greater obstacles both physiologically and psychologically in dealing with the children and environment than the parents who have normal children. This study aims to analyze the correlation of stress and resilience of parents who have children with special needs in Jambi City, Province of Jambi, Indonesia. Participants of the study were 93 parents who have children with special needs at Prof. Dr. Sri Soedewi Mascjhun Sofwan Special School Jambi, Indonesia (SLB Prof. Dr. Sri Soedewi Mascjuhun Sofwan Jambi). The study was conducted with a quantitative approach with correlational. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) was completed by each participant to measure stress and Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) was completed by each participant to measure resilience. The data analysis showed that correlation value of r = -0.28with significance of p = 0.00, p < 0,05.The results were consistent with the study hypotheses, which showed that there is a negative relationship between stress and resilience of parents who have children with special needs or disabilities. Based on the result, itconcluded that the lower the stress level of parents who have children with special needs, the higher the resilience of them.
stess, resilience, parents, children with special needs.